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Living Legend: Dr. Edith Irby Jones

Pioneering medical physician Dr. Edith Irby Jones was born on December 23, 1927 to Mattie Buice Irby, a maid, and Robert Irby, a farmer. As a child, Jones witnessed her older sister die due to a typhoid epidemic and was encouraged to pursue a career as a medical physician. She attended Langston Elementary School and

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Living Legend: Delvin Williams

Delvin Williams (born April 17, 1951 in Houston, Texas), is a former professional American football player who was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 2nd round of the 1974 NFL Draft. A 6’0″, 197-lb. running back from the University of Kansas, Williams played for the 49ers, Miami Dolphins, and Green Bay Packers in eight

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Bruce Austin

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON-Early on Bruce Austin understood the biblical inference, “To whom much is given, much is required.”  He was blessed to be birthed into a family of educators and professionals and was also dealt his own measure of brilliance. While he has experienced the highs of working in the most prominent positions

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P.V. Resident Honored

As it was noted at the public award ceremony, Mrs. Carter is a retired educator and a resident of Prairie View for 63 years where she has been volunteering as a meal delivery driver for Fort Bend Seniors Meals on Wheels program since September 2008 in Waller County.

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Living Legend: Beverly Allen Robinson

By Zion Kinniebrew, 9th grade, Cy Springs H.S. Legend defined is an extremely famous or notorious person, especially in a particular field.  So, in admiration I call to the front Ms. Beverly Allen Robinson; a legend in the ministry of the Dance.  Ms. Beverly has been a pillar in the Acres Homes Community and a

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Warner D. Ervin

By Rebecca S. Jones HOUSTON – “All children can learn if placed in an educational environment conducive for teaching and learning.” This philosophy is one which has guided the career path of the much accomplished and distinguished Warner D. Ervin. With having dedicated over four decades to education, his thorough and comprehensive knowledge of instruction

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Future Legend: Cleveland Shepard, IV

He is ranked number three of his class, is the president of his senior class, is the Vice President for National Honor Society, and is a part of the golf and rocket team, and was Homecoming King for the school year. These are just a few of the many great things that Cleveland Shepard, IV, who is a senior attending Booker T. Washington High School has been doing throughout his high school journey.

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Rest Lawn Receives Marker

The Harris County Historical Commission (HCHC) has recognized the Rest Lawn Cemetery as a significant part of Texas history by awarding it a Harris County marker.  The designation honors the cemetery as an important and educational part of local history.

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Ced’s Life Journey

On October 04, 1948, in Houston, Texas a son, Cedrick Ward Hardman was born to the late Frank and Ossie Lee Hardman. He was the second child of four children born through this union.

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Embracing Youth

Students from varying schools throughout the community submitted essays on their respective influential leaders from Acres Homes. Submissions were received from students of all grades. African-American News & Issues was so impressed by “Our Youth”, that we decided to let you read some of the submissions for yourself!

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